Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah in Published in Hardcopy

Back in December I was contacted by one of the brothers from Dar al-Arqam Publishing in the UK about participating in a couple of translation projects they had in mind. After some thought and consultation with a few dear friends, I agreed to take part. The main project eventually ended up falling apart due to news of another publisher already working on the intended book they wanted me working on. The other smaller project, however, was still a go.

While the book is pretty old now, they had asked me for the necessary permissions to have my translation of Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad’s second edition of Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah printed. They felt that it was still very relevant in our current times considering all the controversies the Salafi community is still embroiled with and that it might help with some of those affected and influenced by the exaggertionist mentality. Despite the small intended audience for the book (even though it generally applies to all of the People of the Sunnah and not just those involved in the controversies), they felt that the benefit of having it printed and distributed warranted it being done. So, after speaking with the brothers at QSSC, permission was granted and some necessary corrections and editions were made to the existing published version  (i.e., the one I posted here on my blog). It was also decided that al-Abbad’s short essay Marratan Ukhra Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah would be translated (again–as it was already translated by the brothers at Madeenah.com) and added as an appendix.

The book is now printed and is available at al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution’s online shop (link) for whoever wants to pick up a copy.


The Creed of the Two ar-Razis

It’s been a while since I posted anything here and even longer since I translated anything so I thought I’d post this up. I just finished working on this particular artile, which has been translated previously by SP and published in their book, Moutains of Knowledge. I’ve also seen someone else’s translation of it on the internet somewhere, but I don’t remember where.

In any case, I thought I’d work on this because I’m thinkng about translating Shaikh Muhammad Musa Nasr’s explanation of this creed, which he titled, al-Intisâr bi Sharh ‘Aqîdah A’immah al-Amsâr (trans. The Triumph with Commentary of the Creed of the Imams of the Metropolises). My daughter is now 7 yrs old, so my wife’s begun teaching her how to pray and I’ve been thinking of lessons I could prepare to teach her Islamic creed. I know there are probably better texts to go over with her more suited to children, but I thought the shaikh’s explanation of this creed would be a good thing to go over spread out over some time as a series of lessons. I’ve still yet to decide if I’m going to end up posting the lessons I prepare (as a series of articles), or if I’m even going to even go through with this idea, so we’ll see.

Any how, here’s the text of the creed (PDF) with some brief explanitory annotations from myself. Printing’s been disabled (sorry, guys), but you should be able to download and save it to disk.

24th Annual QSS Convention (Updated #8)

It’s that time of year again, people. I’m sorry to get this information out to you guys so late (I actually received notice of it almost two weeks ago). This year’s annual convention is scheduled for Christmas weekend (Dec. 24-26) and will be held at the Embers Banquet Hall (which happens to be the building QSSC is hoping to purchase).


So far, the invited speakers for the conference include:

  • Shaikh Ali bin Hasan al-Halabi
  • Shaikh Abdullah Shuraikah
  • Shaikh Abu Islam Salih bin Taha Abdil-Wahid
  • Shaikh Salih an-Nami
  • Shaikh Muhammad Musa Nasr (added on the updated flyer) (from what I’m told, Shaikh Abu Anas will not be able to attend as he cannot get time off from his duties at the University he teaches at).

With more to be announced at a later date. Keep an eye on the QSSC.org site for updates.

[Update :: Feb. 18, 2011]

I’m currently at home and hopefully will be heading to the Abu Huraira Center soon for the conference. I thought I’d post up an update on the speakers for those of you waiting to hear of their arrivals and whatnot. I can tell you that Shaikh Abu Islam is here, as he gave the Friday sermon at QSS today. On the QSS site, they’ve got that Shaikhs Abu Anas and Salih an-Nami are here as well. I’m told that Shaikh Abdullah Shuraikah should be here already, but that Shaikh Ali Hasan was not able to get his visa (this bit of news isn’t confirmed yet … just something someone told me today).

Past updates:

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23rd Annual QSS Conference Updates

Just to let everyone who’s interested know, Shaikhs Ali Hasan, Basim, Husain and Khalid all have their visas and have confirmed they will attend. Visas for Shaikhs Husain and Muhammad Musa are is still pending. Insha’allah, they’ll he’ll get their his visas on time and will be able to make the visit.

Update Dec.24, 2009:

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23rd Annual QSSC Conference

Shaikh Muhammad Musa Nasr to Visit This July

It’s just been announced that Shaikh Abū Anas Muhammad Mūsâ Nasr will be visiting us this July and will be staying until August. Exact dates, times and venues haven’t been announced yet, so keep posted for more information.

Update from the Land of Tea & Crumpets

I thought I’d post an update since my blog’s been pretty dead since we left Toronto nearly a month ago. For those who care and are wondering …

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